Small to Medium Size Businesses (SMEs)

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Lawyer

Small and Medium size businesses are regarded as the engine room of Australian business. It is typically a competitive environment – and you want to give yourself every advantage possible. A part of that is the appropriate experience of your lawyers. The expertise of an expert SME lawyer can be a massive benefit to a business’ viability – to get the documents right – the first time.

As experienced and reputable small business lawyers we appreciate that concise, precise, down-to-earth and reasonably priced legal advice is a critical component to the long-term success of our client’s businesses in today’s highly competitive, demanding business environment. When you need a trusted and experienced small business solicitor, get expert advice from the team at PCL Lawyers.

Quality Services Advice Your Small Business Needs

Our lawyers strive to build long-term relationships with our SME clients. We understand the value in understanding the nature and needs (both now and in the future) of each client’s business. We see ourselves as true business life-cycle lawyers because of the broad nature of our composite expertise in our team.

As your SME lawyer, we offer the following services:

Business Set Up

  • Structuring the business – company, trust, sole trader, partnership
  • Shareholder Agreements

Contracts (including negotiation and enforcement)

Employment-related matters (including executive and other employment contracts, unfair dismissal, employee disputes, restraint of trade and protections of confidential information


  • Leasing, sale and purchase


  • Buying a franchise – Franchise Agreement advice
  • Selling a franchise
  • Franchise Disputes

Buying a Business

Sale of Business

Intellectual Property (including trademarks and copyright)

Real Estate

  • Buying and selling real estate (commercial conveyancing)
  • Land use and zoning
  • Retail Leasing
  • Commercial Leasing – retail leases and non-retail leases

Debt Recovery

Litigation and Disputes

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution

Loans, Equipment Leases and Securities

Succession Planning


  • Tax compliance
  • Stamp duty
  • GST
  • Penalty Notices
  • Investigations
  • ATO Disputes and Litigation

Terms of Trade

Workplace health and safety compliance

No matter what your specific requirements, a small business solicitor will provide you with the advice and services you need. To discuss any legal matters with our expert small business lawyer, call PCL Lawyers on 1300 907 335 and schedule an appointment. Or if you like, simply fill in the enquiry form on this page and we will respond to you promptly.

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Our Locations

Melbourne CBD

Level 15,
440 Collins Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000


Level 33,
264 George Street,
Sydney NSW 2000


Level 8,
1341 Dandenong Rd,
Chadstone VIC 3148


Level 2,
311 Lonsdale St
Dandenong VIC 3175


Ground Flr,
435 Nepean Hwy
Frankston VIC 3199


Level 1,
441 South Road
Moorabbin VIC 3189


Ground Flr,
84 Hotham St,
Preston VIC 3072


Level 5,
12 Clarke Street
Sunshine VIC 3020